The International Journal of Intellectual Property Management just published a report that new Radio Frequency ID chip technology may conflict with the basic right to privacy.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more.
Thousands of people will gather this weekend at the gates of Fort Benning, in Georgia for a yearly protest against the School of the Americas, now known as WHINSEC.
The military school is a well known combat training center for Latin American soldiers.
Over its 59 years, the center has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics.
Today, KBOO reporter Owen Bastable spoke by phone with Hendrick Voss, an organizer of this year's protest.
The final part of the Ubu Xmas Special for 2008 gives us this rather depressing radio theater peice about some poor guy spending Chrismas alone, and unable to reach his friends or family. We've also tacked on the credits and stuff for the rest of the show.
It's the final Christmas at the Tush Whitehouse. Dubya's mother, Babs, gets to work rallying relatives to appropriate all the furnishings before the new first family moves in, while Prick Cheney works Dubya overtime in signing over everything to their corporate allies. It's the final chapter in the Ubu Hour's hilarous but tragic look at the Tush Administration. Everyone has been asking us, what is the Ubu Hour going to do, now that we don't have these clowns to make fun of anymore.
Santa Claus Is Coming, Part 2 of the Ubu Hour's 2008 Xmas Special. What can we say? Rudolf is drunk and puking, Santa is a mean old grump who whips his reindeer too hard, Homeland Security stops him for flying over American air space, and Jesus even makes an appearance in this irreverent, profanity-laced Christmas story that ends with Santa hanging out with a bunch of ho ho hos. WARNING: This radio theater peice contains sex, violence, vomiting and other material that may be objectional to some listeners.
Jacques Boyreau, curator of the Eco-Sicko Series at the Northwest Film Center, talks about the series that features four dark, poetic and prophetic movies in sync with the escalating breakdown of our world. The films are Paris, Texas; Videodrome; Zabriskie Point; and Ace in the Hole. The series starts with a free Eco-Sicko Party at the Mission Theater Pub on Thursday, December 4th, at 7PM and continues at the Film Center through Sunday, the 7th.
Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Mediaocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months